Logan's Reviews > Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Sep 12, 13

bookshelves: owned
Recommended to Logan by: pretty colors
Recommended for: high school economics students
Read from August 02 to September 12, 2013, read count: 1

I think a good title would be "hindsight with economics is 20/10!" I feel that a lot of information in this book was written at a lower level and the information contained had not much of a useful application beyond what any "good" scientist should already be able to grasp. namely correlation is not causation and that politicians are the worst kind of scum. I was kind of disappointed to find the book ends at page 211 (with a lot of filler) and the rest of the book is filled with articles about the book rehashing stuff that was gone over adnausium in the book itself along with a sizable index and an except from the next book that i will not be buying.
I feel that this book was hashed together with the kind of fly by the seat of my pants work that was done on the last night before the science fair and thus sadly feel a kindred spirit with the writer of this book and perhaps will blame him for never working on a novel myself.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Freakonomics.
sign in »

Reading Progress

08/02/2013 marked as: currently-reading
09/12/2013 marked as: read
show 3 hidden updates…

No comments have been added yet.